Proving that the Angry Birds phenomenon was no gimmick, the latest iteration has been smashing records—much like how things get smashed inside the game itself.
Dubbed ‘Angry Birds Space’, the release has so far been downloaded over 100 million times. This is spectacular considering the release is just over 76 days old. Rovio, the company behind the franchise, took to Twitter to share the goods and help drum up even more downloads. “100 MILLION Angry Birds Space downloads!! SQUAWK if you’re in space!” said the tweet.
From the start Angry Birds Space looked ready to dominate having surpassed the 10 million downloads mark in just 3 days. It then went on to smash the 20 million downloads mark in a week and surpassed the 50 million downloads mark over the next 35 days. Stunning growth by any standards, but what we’ve come to expect from Angry Birds anyway.
The wider titles seem to be doing well too and according to a Rovio spokesperson, all titles have been downloaded more than 1 billion times. Around half of that total occurred within the last 6 months, suggesting of course that there is some momentum behind the company and its offerings.